Gucci's Hot New Accessory: a Severed Head

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Alessandro Michele fully covers his models from the top of elaborate headpieces to the tips of their bejeweled toes in a seeming effort to hide the person in order to reveal a character.

Guests were welcomed to watch the runway that was set up as an eerie, green operating theatre - which set the scene for the fake head accessories.

The Gucci creative director sent models down the runway carrying their own severed heads and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you get everyone's attention. Models walked the space adorned with a variety of adorable pieces including severed heads, snakes, body bags, dragons, and iguanas.

The show was presented in a Dexter-style surgical room-PVC walls and floors, fire doors with panic-bars, LED lamps, waiting room plastic chairs-mean to represent "the act of cutting, splicing and reconstructing materials and fabrics to create a new personality and identity".

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Vogue theorised: "Let's call it a metaphor for carrying the spiritual burden of one's own evolution and self-awareness". The process took six months with the artists using molds of the models' heads by making 3-D prints and scans.

It was part of a week of shows in the fashionable Italian city of Milan where designers show off their latest creations. Centaur horns, which were worn on the forehead of a male model.

Gucci's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection was unveiled at Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday.